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Local workers - Field of qualification - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within the City of Brimbank, there are more Health Care and Social Assistance female with Health qualifications than any other field of qualification.

Field of Qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in City of Brimbank;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in City of Brimbank.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Brimbank in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance- Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1312.12.3711.52.6+60
Information Technology410.71.6270.61.8+14
Engineering and Related Technologies450.72.4390.82.9+6
Architecture and Building30.03.530.12.80
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies80.10.490.20.7-1
Health2,63042.63.91,84737.95.0+783
Education2514.12.11473.02.4+104
Management and Commerce4397.126.02956.123.1+144
Society and Culture1,37022.219.81,07122.014.1+299
Creative Arts510.83.7350.74.4+16
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1161.92.6972.01.8+19
Mixed Field Programmes100.2--30.1--+7
Not stated or inadequately described1262.02.61593.31.5-33
No qualification95315.429.01,06621.936.9-113

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.3% Information Technology, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.4% Architecture and Building, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.4% Health, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.9% Education, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.1% Management and Commerce, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 26.0% Society and Culture, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 19.8% Creative Arts, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.6% Not stated or inadequately described, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.6% No qualification, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 29.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.1% Information Technology, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.7% Architecture and Building, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.1% Health, Health Care and Social Assistance: 42.6% Education, Health Care and Social Assistance: 4.1% Management and Commerce, Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.1% Society and Culture, Health Care and Social Assistance: 22.2% Creative Arts, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.0% No qualification, Health Care and Social Assistance: 15.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +60 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +14 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +6 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: -1 Health, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +783 Education, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +104 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +144 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +299 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +16 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +19 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: -33 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance: -113
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance female shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (2,630 people or 42.6%)
  • Society and Culture (1,370 people or 22.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (439 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,439 people in total or 71.9% of the Health Care and Social Assistance female .

In comparison, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female workforce within City of Brimbank employed 3.9% in Health; 19.8% in Society and Culture; and 26.0% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance female workforce in the City of Brimbank and the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Health (42.6% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 26.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (0.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.8% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance female workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Health (+783 female local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+299 female local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+144 female local workers)
  • Education (+104 female local workers)

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